Lisa Melville is a mum with a University of Waikato doctoral scholarship. She is working on a study on queer women creating families.
Discussions about family surnames in the media tend to ignore the fact that many queer families have been tackling the issue for far longer than most of their heterosexual counterparts.
Lisa Melville is a lesbian mother and PhD student at Waikato University where she looks at the decisions and experiences of lesbian mothers in Aotearoa New Zealand. Here she talks about what those experiences can look like.